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Voter Registration

Voter Registration at the Pleasantville Music Festival

Members of the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns registered voters at the Pleasantville Music Festival in July.

League of Women Voters of the United States 2018 Convention

League of Women Voters of the United States Convention

The League of Women Voters of New York State delegates attended the 2018 national convention held in Chicago from June 28-July 1, 2018. The Rivertowns League sent two delegates this year.

Students Inside Albany

Students Inside Albany

The two high school students representing the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns for Students Inside Albany met with New York State Assemblymember Tom Abinanti as part of the program.

Spring Voter Registration

Spring Voter Registration

Members of the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns spent a beautiful Saturday registering new voters before the spring 2018 special elections.

Panelists speak at the "Insider's Look at a Political Campaign" Hot Topics Breakfast

Panelists speak at the "Insider's Look at a Political Campaign" Hot Topics Breakfast

Panelists who ran for Westchester County Board of Legislators speak at a recent Hot Topics Breakfast. Pictured from left: Nicole Benjamin (I), Past Candidate, District 16; David J. Tubiolo (R), Legislator, District 14; Ruth Walter (D), Past Candidate, District 15.

Hot Topics Breakfast about Disaster Management

Hot Topics Breakfast: Disaster Management in Westchester County

Jennifer M. Wacha, Deputy Commisioner, Westchester County Department of Emergency Services speaks to the audience at a Hot Topics breakfast on Disaster Management.

County Executive George Latimer

County Executive George Latimer at a LWV-Rivertowns Meeting

County Executive George Latimer made a surprise visit to the February LWV-Rivertowns Board Meeting to answer questions and listen to our concerns.

Steve Feiman registering voters at the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market in 2017.

Voter Registration

Members of the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns spent the fall of 2017 registering voters and various Farmers Markets and events around the Rivertowns.

The Rivertowns

LWV-Rivertowns President's Message

November 2018

The elections are over...well, nearly in a few places. Record numbers of voters in Westchester (52%) turned out, and I cannot help but attribute some of these results to the time and effort spent by LWVR in tabling voter registration events. From early July through mid-October our members staffed 21 events and either helped complete or hand out 191 voter registration forms.

The election catapulted several more women into Congressional seats. There will be at least 121 women serving in the 116th Congress. Our struggle of 100 years ago has definitely come to fruition. In addition, anti-gerrymandering initiatives and more streamlined voting processes were approved in several states. Inch by inch, grassroots democracy is asserting itself. At the NY State level, our newly elected legislature might even have a chance to finally pass Single Payer Healthcare!

Locally, we have been active in organizing several candidates forums and have hosted a well-attended Hot Topics presentation on some of the drawbacks of the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed storm surge barriers in the Lower Bay which would seriously impact the entire Hudson River. We look forward to an upcoming Hot Topics event on November 27 which will address the Route 9 Active Transportation Conceptual Design Plan Team’s proposed pedestrian and biking changes along Broadway – our Rivertowns main artery. In addition, Rivertowns League members took part in the the LWVW Civics project entitled “Know Your Government” which took place in several locations over the past two months and which were amazingly well-run and informative.

Now that election fever has calmed down, we can turn our thoughts to other projects: Students Inside Albany, Running and Winning, strategies to engage High School youth in the voting process and, above all, working towards a more inclusive and diverse LWVR.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and productive fall season.

Lynn Levine

 
Broadway for Everyone: Walking, Biking, Driving - Getting There in the Rivertowns
Event Date: 
Nov 27 2018 - 8:30am
Event location: 

Jazz Forum Arts

Walking, Driving, Biking - Getting There in the Rivertowns